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Dragon Rule (Age of Fire #5) Blood Kiss (Black Dagger Legacy #1)

Carson was late for her meeting with Blake.

If I ever become a god again (no, not if; when, when), my first act will be to wipe the memories of everyone who saw me embarrass myself in that class. I hit one bull’s-eye. One. The grouping on my other shots was abysmal. Two arrows actually hit outside the black ring at a mere one hundred meters. I threw down my bow and wept with shame.Kayla was our class instructor, but her patience and kindness only made me feel worse. She scooped up my bow and offered it back to me.

Something About Witches (Arcane Shot #1)

Apollo, she said, those shots were fantastic. A little more practice and—I’m the god of archery! I wailed. I don’t practice!Next to me, the daughters of Nike snickered.

Sparks Rise (The Darkest Minds #2.5)

They had the insufferably appropriate names Holly and Laurel Victor. They reminded me of the gorgeous, ferociously athletic African nymphs Athena used to hang out with at Lake Tritonis.Hey, ex-god, Holly said, nocking an arrow, practice is the only way to improve. She scored a seven on the red ring, but she did not seem at all discouraged.

For you, maybe, I said. You’re a mortal!

Her sister, Laurel, snorted. So are you now. Suck it up. Winners don’t complain. She shot her arrow, which landed next to her sister’s but just inside the red ring. That’s why I’m better than Holly. She’s always complaining.This was her favorite time of a dinner party, Mamaw thought satisfactorily as the catering staff cleared away the last of the plates. When the push of the meal was finished, the dishes were cleared away, and her guests were sated with good food and good wine. Many toasts had been offered tonight, and the conversation had been lively. Now they were ready to settle into brandy or coffee.

Mamaw leaned back in her chair and let her gaze wander from face to face. Girard, Dora, Nate, Taylor, Harper, Carson, Devlin. All of them dear. Her gaze fell on Imogene. Well, almost all, she amended. She wanted to always remember this night, like a photograph that she could bring out from time to time when the girls were gone and she was alone at the retirement home. Her girls were radiant tonight. Her summer girls, she thought with a smile. The dears were thoughtful and had all worn the pearls that she had given them the night of her party when they’d arrived at Sea Breeze in May.Harper was wearing the triple-strand necklace of gleaming ivory pearls with the ruby-and-diamond clasp. They showed off her creamy complexion perfectly and punctuated the striking red color of her hair. The showy choker made Harper look like a queen tonight, as well she should on this occasion. Tonight was her night. Her face shone with joy and confidence. Mamaw had never before seen her so lovely.

Playing Dirty (Stargazer #2)

Dora looked chic with her blond hair wound in a French twist and the boat neck of her gorgeous scarlet dress. A perfect accompaniment to the opera-length strand of pearls that dripped down her voluptuous body. Marietta had worn that impressive strand at her wedding and had a special fondness for it. Thirty-six inches of perfectly matched pearls. Over the summer, Dora had gained a luster that was a match for them.Mamaw’s gaze rested last on Carson. She looked stunning in her burnished-gold dress that clung to her athletic body and contrasted dramatically with her deep tan. Carson was wearing the magnificent baroque-shaped South Seas black pearls that only a woman with a dramatic flair could carry off. Yet tonight, unlike her sisters, Carson behaved less like an exotic flower and more like a wallflower. She was present for the dinner, responded to questions, and laughed at the appropriate times. Yet her usual sharp humor and joie de vivre were gone. She’d refrained from drinking, but she’d spent most of dinner staring at the wineglasses. It worried Mamaw.

Her attention was brought back to her guests by a gasp of indignation from Imogene. Mamaw cringed. That woman had been nothing short of annoying all evening. Imogene had flirted shamelessly with Girard throughout dinner. Mamaw wouldn’t be surprised if the brazen hussy had played footsie with him under the table.Imogene drew herself up in her chair and glared at Devlin across the table. What do you mean, the monarchy has no relevance today? I’ll have you know England has had a monarchy long before your country had a democracy, and we’re doing quite well, thank you very much. We may be a small country but we have a proud history. The queen is beloved by her people.

Devlin shook his head with a laugh that rumbled low in his chest. Hell, that’s one mare that should be put out to pasture. When’s she going to give her boy a chance? She’s holding on to that scepter like a terrier with a bone.Mamaw covered her laugh with a napkin. Not that she agreed with Devlin. She was fond of Queen Elizabeth, a contemporary. But Devlin was being a bit of a devil tonight, and didn’t he know it. He was deliberately playing the good-ol’-boy card, dropping old southern expressions and exaggerating mannerisms, just to rile Imogene.

Imogene lifted her chin with hauteur. Let me stop you before you mix any more metaphors. You Americans certainly know how to brutalize the English language.Devlin guffawed, but others at the table took offense and began grumbling in dissent.

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